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Garbage Truck Sound Effects

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1 files • 24 bit/96 kHz • 200 MB • 6 min


Recording garbage truck sound effects in Orange County, California

When we lived in Costa Mesa, California a very loud garbage truck would come into our neighborhood to pick up and empty everyone’s pins. You probably aren’t surprised when I mention that every garbage truck sound is unique depending on the location, engine, how full the truck is, and even who is driving it!

While capturing this Garbage Truck Sound Effects Library, even though the sounds of a rubbish truck may seem mundane, I knew it was something I had to record. Every time I power on my recorder I know that I’m archiving a sound that someone may need someday!


You will hear…

– the power of the engine while the truck empties the bins
– the squeaking of the brakes when the truck backs up
– the beeping noise of the reverse gear
– an airplane fly over from the John Wayne Airport
– the puffing noise from the hydraulic
– the truck placing the bin back on the street
– birds before another beeping noise
– the truck goes back and forth
– a bottle rumble sounds in the trash

Be sure to check out more sounds on our Ambience page and this Truck Metal Door Sound Library.

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About Us

Who would have thought a handy sound recorder in Cambodia would lead us here?

Hi there we’re Marcel and Libby and every sound on this site has been recorded by us. For nearly 7 years, we’ve been traveling around the world recording unique sounds for others to use! 

If you’re curious and want to learn more about our journey traveling full-time as sound recordists you can read on here or on CNN Travel.

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